MANASSAS, Va. -- Two-term socialist Democrat Lee Carter lost his bid for reelection to the Virginia legislature.
Carter lost Tuesday's primary election to challenger Michelle Lopes-Maldonado in a three-way race.
Carter represents the Manassas area in the General Assembly. He also ran for governor and finished last in that five-way race.
He is one of at least three Democratic incumbents to be knocked off in the primary.
The Associated Press declared Lopes-Maldonado the winner Wednesday, but Carter conceded Tuesday night.
In a series of tweets, he said the job had made him miserable and he plans to become a farmer.